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Today's News

  • Watch the Patriots’ tourney game on campus


    Many local St. Catharine College fans have made the trek to Kansas City to watch the Patriots in today’s opening game of the Buffalo Funds NAIA National Tournament.

    For those who couldn’t make that trip, there is still an option to see J.T. Burton’s team play Lindenwood in the opening game.
    St. Catharine will have a live feed of the game via the Internet.
    That feed will be projected on the large screen in Pettus Auditorium.
    There is no charge to watch the game. Tip-off is at 5:30 (EDT).

  • Patriot softball sweeps and is swept


    The St. Catharine College softball team opened Mid-South Conference play last Tuesday with a sweep of the visiting University of the Cumberlands.

    Holly Smith’s squad saw their conference record evened Saturday when Georgetown claimed two wins at Salt River Electric Field.

  • All ‘A’ Classic moving to Frankfort


    The Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic will be changing venues next season.

    A press release was sent out recenty from the All “A” Classic announcing that the small-school state tournament will move from McBrayer Arena at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond to the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort next season.

  • Patriots open with Lindenwood in NAIA tourney


    The St. Catharine College Patriots will break new ground this week with their first appearance in the Buffalo Funds NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City.

    J.T. Burton’s squad will be facing a new opponent as they will meet Lindenwood University in the first round of the 32-team tournament that runs from March 16-22.
    The Patriots (22-8) are a 14th seed, which matches the ranking they garnered in the final regular season national poll issued last week. Lindenwood (28-5) was ranked 20th in that final regular season poll.

  • Bracket busters

    When it comes to beating Marion County, Washington Countians like winning more than Charlie Sheen.
    Well, guys and girls, here’s your chance to administer a quality beat down to a Marion County boy.
    The Springfield Sun is giving readers a chance to win cash prizes ($100 for the winner, $50 for second place).
    All you have to do is fill out the bracket on page B2  and turn it in at The Sun office (108 Progress Ave.) for a chance.
    Brackets can be mailed or dropped in our mail slot overnight, but photocopies are not accepted.

  • Tennis team prepares to serve it up


    New coach Aaron Dugger will take the reins of the Washington County High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams this season.

    Dugger has high hopes for the teams  in his debut campaign.
    “I anticipate the boys’ team being quite competitive in doubles competition, and the girls excelling in singles,” he said. “Amelia Hilton, Erica Walker, and Tiffany Graves are competing against each other for the first, second and third seed singles positions.”

  • Commanderettes will blend vets with fresh faces


    New head coach Leonard Abell inherits a lineup that includes five seniors, but he’ll have to blend some young guns in as well.

    “Our batting lineup will be anchored by our five seniors, Olivia Thompson, Linda Libby, Jaclyn Kelty, Hannah Simms and Jenna Taylor,” he said. “Also junior Zana Yocum and sophomore Samantha Mudd have been hitting the ball really well in practice.”
    Those five seniors helped the Commanderettes to second place in the district tournament last season and a berth in the Fifth Region tournament.

  • Commanders return talent


    After nabbing the All “A” Classic region crown and earning a trip to the Fifth Region tournament, Commanders’ head coach Derek Schuler has even higher aspirations for his team this season.

    Despite losing seven seniors, he’s got the talent and experience to reach those heights.

  • CRP sign-up dates announced

    John W McCauley, executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Kentucky, announced Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has set general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to begin on March 14, 2011, and continue through April 15, 2011. During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.

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